Archive for May, 2019

Equine Grass Sickness

As you get ready to turn your horses out to grass we thought it would be useful to give you some information on this disease.

Equine grass sickness is a life-threatening disease affecting the horse’s nervous system and intestinal tract. It is particularly prevalent in the UK. Grass sickness relates to signs of the degeneration of the nerves of the autonomic nervous system. There are two types:

Acute grass sickness this happens suddenly, results in dullness, dropped eyelids, muscle tremoring, and reduced intestinal motility showing as colic. This type of grass sickness is not curable.

Chronic grass sickness can take longer to show, signs include the inability to swallow properly (dysphagia), oesophageal obstruction (sometimes referred to as choke), impaction colic, dry, pelleted faecal balls (sometimes wrapped in dried mucus), dropped eyelids, muscle tremoring, an elevated temperature or heart rate and dullness.No cause for this disease has been identified yet despite numerous theories. Please ring us on 01482 898301, Opt 1 for more information.

Hedon Branch Saturday Closure


Saturday 25th May will be the last time that the Hedon practice is open on a Saturday morning. Appointments will still be available for your pet at the Holderness Road practice which is open from 9am – 4pm. Products such as flea and worm treatment will also be available to collect from the Holderness Road practice as well as repeat medication, providing it has been pre ordered.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. We feel that we can provide a better service for you and your pet from the Holderness Road practice due to a Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Nurse being on site along with a Receptionist. This enables us to perform diagnostic tests and surgical procedures if necessary.

If you have any queries, please speak to the client care team who will be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you.